Mountain Home was created by Laura Snyder, who through her work as a labor and delivery nurse became compelled to respond to the urgent need for teenage mothers to have a safe place to live with their babies. In 2000, Laura gathered together an energetic group of compassionate citizens to form Mountain Home’s first board. They then joined forces with a local philanthropist, Bonnie Hamilton, who generously donated her home to the cause.
Founding Executive Director
Gypsy Ray, a social worker and advocate for young mothers, became the founding Executive Director, and Mountain Home was born! With Gypsy at the helm for more than a decade, Mountain Home developed a strong foundation of providing high-quality care for moms and kids. Since our founding, Mountain Home has now helped more than 1,000 young mothers and children build brighter futures!